Donald E. Kridler

Donald E. Kridler

Donald passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015 at his home in Plainwell.

He was born October 30, 1932 in Kalamazoo to Darwin and Helen (DeWater) Kridler. Don served his country in the US Navy. He had worked for Farm Services Silo Co. and then for the City of Otsego’s Department of Public Works where he ran the transfer station until his retirement. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, listening to music and playing the banjo. Don was a member of the Otsego Moose Lodge #345. On January 28, 1960 in Kalamazoo he married Zonna Sherwood who survives.

Also surviving are their children, Dianne (Floyd), Donald and Annette; 2 step-children, Genese and Terry; several grand and great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and his sisters, Birdie and Shirley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and a sister.

A celebration of life open house will be held Saturday, October 31, 2015 starting at 1:00 P.M. at 939 Marsh Rd. Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Don may be made to his family for expenses.

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  1. Howard and Terri Gott says:

    Zonna, so very sorry to read about Don. Such a fun man and will be missed by many. Please accept our sincere sympathy. May he rest in peace.

  2. Tammy Thompson-Drake says:

    So very sorry, prayers for all of you! Hold on to those wonderful memories! God bless you all.

  3. Sherri says:

    so sorry for you loss, may god be with you and your family in this time of sorrow, thoughts and prayers with you and your family

  4. Don & Jan Stanfill says:

    Zonna,we are so sorry for your loss,.Don has always been a big part of our life,and, always will be in our hearts and prayers forever. I know we’ll be playing music again soon,and,telling jokes.Just wanted to make sure you know,you always have a place in our hearts forever. love you always,
    Don & jan

  5. Bob and Joyce Bloom says:

    Our deepest sympathy to all of Don’s family.

  6. Horace & Naomi Bryant says:

    Zonna, my thoughts & prayers are with all of the family. I do not remember a time in my life that i did not know ya’ll. You & Don are like family to me and Don will be greatly missed. Love to all

  7. Darl and Joyce Gilliland says:

    Dear Zonna and family, we are so sorry about Don. He always had a smile and a mischievous twinkle in his eyes. And we are sad that we won’t be able attend his service. We’re sending you our love and sympathy.

  8. Dawn Forney says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you .Hold on to the memories .He was such a happy go lucky always a joke or two .RIP Don .

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